Mevagissey - Portmellon - Gorran Haven

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The South West Coastal attracts many tens of thousands of walkers each year and this walk illustrates just why the path is so popular with the walking visitor. The views in both directions are breathtaking, up through wild meadows, woodland and fields to the magnificent church at Gorran Churchtown, with the descent by road to the aptly named Gorran Haven, with its lovely harbour and beach.

Most people take time out to enjoy Gorran Haven Beach both in and out of season. I have sat on the beach in December and enjoyed the low winter sun (and rain once or twice I admit). The coastal path back to Mevagissey provides magnificent panoramas, high cliffs, looking east right across St Austell Bay and headlands beyond. Out to sea is the menacing Gwineas Rock. The easily accessible, yet quiet Colona Beach, nestling between Turbot Point and Chapel Point is a bonus if you want a nice swim in beautifully clear water in summer.

At the end of the walk there is the still working fishing port of Mevagissey, with a lovely double harbour to enjoy a stroll around and plenty of food and drink to enjoy. Don’t forget the cream teas!!

England - South West England - Cornwall - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
17/08/2020 - Stephen Messenbird

Lovely walk. Some of the instructions are a little dated but anyone with a good feel for direction and some common sense will have no problem. A good mix of open countryside, wooded areas and costal paths. Can be steep in places but the climbs are not that long and there is always a downhill to look forward to. Many great places to stop for a picnic or just to rest with stunning view.

22/10/2007 - Roy Davenport

Checked again 15/10/07 and found all ok RD.

02/08/2007 - Roy Davenport

I fail to understand Peters comments. When I walked this lovely route I found that the co-ordinates on the map were not correct but this was rectified. Also at WP9 the use of a stile and new waymarker were added. I really had no problems what so ever and felt the walk lived up to expectations. Roy Davenport

24/07/2007 - Peter Atrill

The instructions about this walk were hopeless and we had to abandon the walk at an early stage. I do not recommend that anyone invests time and effort trying to following the instructions provided or, like us, they'll probably end up in a field scratching their heads.

26/10/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated October 2006, thanks to Roy Davenport.